The Dorsetarian

Dorset Ghost Walks

If you are looking for something different this year, then ghost tours can provide some great entertainment, especially if they're ghost tours after dark.
Alistair Chisholm's Dorchester Ghost Walks
Weymouth Ghost Walks
Haunted Harbour Tours
Granny Cousin's Ghost Walks of Old Poole Town
The Bridport Ghost Walk

The Little Green Dragon Hand Painted Gifts

Strange Rain

Location: Portland

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Falls from the Sky

Snail FallThe seventeenth century traveller, Peter Mundy, writes of his visit to Weymouth in 1635.

"When I came over to Weymouth side, I found there on the grass a multitude of small coulord shell snailes, ½ as bigg as pease. The people report they dropp out of the Ayre, findeing them on their hatts as they walke the fields. The like is reported of the raineing of small froggs in the Isle of Jersy (where I had formerly bene)."

Around the same time, this unusual storm of gastropods fell on Portland where they were subsequently eaten by the grazing sheep. It was later said the consumption of shells gave the Portland mutton extra flavour!